Yeah well as was noted in the NY Post recently (see below). sooner or later this is going to me someone's epitath, be it Cashman, Torre or both.
NY Post via Yahoo:
Look, Torre has always been a manager who managed on gut and guts, who routinely cast aside conventional wisdom in the name of instinct and feel. His use of the clearly washed-up Alan Embree the past few weeks has been a touchstone of complaint; yet the fact that he summoned the clearly washed-up David Cone to face an in-his-prime Mike Piazza during a supremely critical moment of Game 4 of the 2000 Subway Series has always been referenced as a typically prescient Torre maneuver.
Cone got Piazza out, and the Yankees won the World Series. Embree has mostly pitched batting practice. It's really as simple as that.
Should that shield Torre from criticism and, ultimately, from the Boss' harsh standards? Of course not. Torre said it himself that long-ago day: "If there comes a time when the boss isn't happy with me," Torre said, "I'm sure I'll know it. It is his team after all."
It still is. And if the time he mentioned hasn't yet arrived, it is certainly imminent.